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Mr T. Tarakini

Tawanda is a lecturer, researcher and the attachment co-ordinator in the department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. He has keen interests in ornithology, entomology, and herpetology specialising in behaviour, invasion biology and wetland ecology.

Tarakini is a PhD student working on waterbirds communities in Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe). As such he is currently working on a number of projects in Ornithology. He is also an active member of Birdlife Zimbabwe and the African Bird Club.

Tawanda`s publications

  1. MUBOKO, N., GANDIWA, E., MUPOSHI, V. & TARAKINI, T. 2016. Illegal hunting and protected areas: Tourist perceptions on wild animal poisoning in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Tourism Management, 52, 170-172.
  2. MUBOKO, N., MUPOSHI, V., TARAKINI, T., GANDIWA, E., VENGESAYI, S. & MAKUWE, E. 2014. Cyanide poisoning and African elephant mortality in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe: a preliminary assessment. Pachyderm, 92-94.
  3. PAYS, O., BLANCHARD, P., VALEIX, M., CHAMAILLÉ-JAMMES, S., DUNCAN, P., PÉRIQUET, S., LOMBARD, M., NCUBE, G., TARAKINI, T., MAKUWE, E. & FRITZ, H. 2012. Detecting predators and locating competitors while foraging: an experimental study of a medium-sized herbivore in an African savanna. Oecologia, 169, 419-30.
  4. TARAKINI, T. & BASTIEN, M. 2012. Host-Parasite Interactions between Birds and Feather Mites. International Journal of Super Species Research, 2, 1-6.
  5. TARAKINI, T., CHIKEREMA, F. & MUPOSHI, V. 2014a. Activity Budgets and Time Treatments of Lion (Panthera leo) Cubs under Human Imprinting at Antelope Park, Gweru, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Molecular Ecology and Conservation, 4.
  6. TARAKINI, T., CROSMARY, W.-G., FRITZ, H. & MUNDY, P. 2014b. Flight behavioural responses to sport hunting by two African herbivores. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 44, 76-83.
  7. VICTOR KURAUWONE, M., JUSTICE, M., BEVEN, U., OLGA, K., SIMON, C. & TARAKINI, T. 2013. Activity Budgets of Impala (Aepyceros melampus) in Closed Environments: The Mukuvisi Woodland Experience, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Biodiversity, 2013, 1-8.
  1. KUSHATA, J., PÉRIQUET, S., TARAKINI, T., MUZAMBA, M., MAFUWA, B., LOVERIDGE, A., MACDONALD, D., FRITZ, H. & VALEIX, M. 2017. Drivers of diurnal rest site selection by spotted hyaenas. Journal of Zoology.
  1. MWEDZI, T., ZIMUNYA, T. G., BERE, T., TARAKINI, T. & MANGADZE, T. 2017. Disentangling and ranking the influence of multiple stressors on macroinvertebrate communities in a tropical river system. International Review of Hydrobiology, 102, 1-11.